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UN: Churkin calls UNSC meeting on Aleppo 'ill-advised', hits out at 'fake news' 01:44

UN: Churkin calls UNSC meeting on Aleppo 'ill-advised', hits out at 'fake news'

United Nations, New York City
December 13, 2016 at 22:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Vitali Churkin, Russian ambassador to the UN, stated that the UN Security Council meeting on the current situation in Aleppo was “ill-advised”, speaking from UN headquarters in New York City, Tuesday, stating that reports from the beleaguered city should have been confirmed first.

“Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] speaking on the formal meeting of the Security Council, he should not be relying on untested information, unchecked information,” Churkin said, adding that Ban Ki-moon should avoid “being an instrument to spread fake news and stuff like that."

He went on to criticise how the Syrian conflict has been reported in the media, saying that “fake news are being fabricated when young kids are being covered with dust in order to represent them as victims of bombings,” adding that “we have seen that happening in Syria so many times.”

Earlier during the UN Security Council meeting on the liberation of Aleppo, Churkin announced that military operations had come to end in the city, after the pro-government forces regained control of the militant-held parts of the city.

UN: Churkin calls UNSC meeting on Aleppo 'ill-advised', hits out at 'fake news' 01:44
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Vitali Churkin, Russian ambassador to the UN, stated that the UN Security Council meeting on the current situation in Aleppo was “ill-advised”, speaking from UN headquarters in New York City, Tuesday, stating that reports from the beleaguered city should have been confirmed first.

“Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] speaking on the formal meeting of the Security Council, he should not be relying on untested information, unchecked information,” Churkin said, adding that Ban Ki-moon should avoid “being an instrument to spread fake news and stuff like that."

He went on to criticise how the Syrian conflict has been reported in the media, saying that “fake news are being fabricated when young kids are being covered with dust in order to represent them as victims of bombings,” adding that “we have seen that happening in Syria so many times.”

Earlier during the UN Security Council meeting on the liberation of Aleppo, Churkin announced that military operations had come to end in the city, after the pro-government forces regained control of the militant-held parts of the city.

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